May 2016 Newsletter

It was so great to see so many of you at OPEN HOUSE last week.  A huge THANK YOU to our music teachers: Kathy Rossett, and Pam Yeo for all their hard work preparing the students for our shows.  They sang their hearts out and the teachers and students prepared the classrooms for a wonderful event.

May brings us many exciting activities at Elementary South.  In May, we are facilitating end of year assessments, Spring MAP/AIMSWEB/ and F+P testing.  These important testing sessions give us data to monitor how much progress has been made in reading and math strands this school year.

Teacher appreciation week was awesome.    We had an overwhelming response to show our teachers how much they are appreciated.  I want you all to know how much I value all that the teachers do for our students each and every day.  What an amazing staff!!

End of the year picnics are approaching!  More information will be coming soon!

Thank you again for your continued support.  As always, if you have any questions or input, please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me.  I can be reached at or (847) 990-4800.

All the best,

Jill Martin Signature




Upcoming Events

5/12: 4th Grade SMOKEHOUSE with Firefighter Tony

5/18: 5th Grade Science Fair 6:30pm-7:30pm

5/20: May Birthday Bash

5/21: SOAR Race – Got2Run micro marathon

5/23: 5th Grade Healthy Lifestyles Graduation 1:00 at Aspen

5/23: 3rd Grade Wendella Boat Field Trip

5/24: Orchestra Concert at Aspen – 7:00pm

5/25: 5th Grade students visit Middle Schools 9:00-10:30

5/25: Band Concert at Aspen – 7:00pm

5/26: Principal’s Award Luncheon

5/27: No School for students – Teacher Institute Day

5/30: No School for students – Memorial Day

5/31: Cook Memorial Library Visits – Summer Reading

6/2: Volunteer Tea – thank you volunteers – 9:00am

6/2: 1st Grade End of Year Party 1:30

6/3: FIELD DAY – wear your gym shoes

6/6: KDG End of Year Party 1:30, 4th – 11:30

3rd – 1:00pm, 5th – 1:15


Have you registered your child for the 2016-2017 school year?

Registration is due on 5/16 so if you have not completed it, please call Mary Amidei for information.

(847) 990-4800

We cannot place your child into a classroom without a completed registration!

The Nurse’s Office is in need of any sized stretchy pants and/or sweatpants.  Now taking donations!  Thanks!

Please remember to drive slowly in our parking lot and put down your cell phone.  Please help us keep the children safe!